Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Stuff and Such
Well, when you child wants to share something with you, you make exceptions. I posted on Facebook that I was watching the movie and had a number of friends comment. One even wrote she didn't think she would be able to watch the movie after reading the book because it was so emotional. Evidently it is fairly true to the book. I will have to give myself some time before I take on the challenge of reading the book simply because I was so moved by the movie.
As you can see on my Shelfari shelf, I have been reading Dotti Enderle's Ghost Detectors' books. This is a great series of books for 3rd to 6th grade students. Friends, Malcolm and Dandy, both ten-years-old, are determined to detect and rid their neighborhood of pestersome ghosts. Malcolm subscribes to some very interesting magazines which advertise "wonderful" products to help the reader spend their allowance. Malcolm can hardly wait for his "Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced-Specter Detector" to arrive in the first book and is just as excited in the second when he orders a ghost zapper. This is a great series for reluctant readers, especially boys. I think they will be able to relate to Malcolm and Dandy and love the mystery and suspense of each book. At this time there are six books in the series.